The Radical: 禾

rice plant    禾

Explanation It is shown the ear/spike of a rice plant. The ripe grain of rice has this radical: .

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 2
course, section
Left: rice plant , right: measure of volume (1 TO = 18 l; stylized ladle with sth. on it)
How rice plants can be measured is taught in: a course.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
autumn, fall
aki, SHŪ
Left: rice plant (here: straw) and right: fire
Rice plants (= their straw) are burned in autumn.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
second (of time)
Left: rice plant , right: little (Such a small stroke is too little.)
To (plant) a rice plant, you need as little as one second.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
harmony, peace, Japan
yawaragu, nagoyaka, WA, O
Left: rice plant , right: mouth
Who has rice in his mouth is in harmony.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
yudaneru, I
Top: rice plant , below: woman :
Rice plants can women be entrusted.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
season, young
Top: rice plant , bottom: child (Image of a child with an oversized head 乛, a body 丿 and two outstretched arms seeking help)
Rice plants and children develop with the seasons.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
seed, kind, type, species
tane, SHU
Left: rice plant , right: heavy (vehicle with double wheels)
[For the purpose of breeding:] From rice plants that are heavy, you take the seeds.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
pile, stack, product
tsumu, SEKI
Left: rice plant , right: responsibility (... for growing plants and money )
Rice plants and growing plants and money: These are things to pile.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
profit, benefit, gain
kiku, RI
Left: rice plant , right: knife
Rice plants cut with a knife bring profit.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
move, transfer, shift
utsuru, I
Left: rice plant , right: many (twice evening ) [If the moon is not yet complete (a stroke is missing), it is only evening .]
Rice plants are so many, we have to move them.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
appellation, denomination, name, praise, admire
Left: rice plant , right: 尔 (horizontal person , small )
In the rice plants lies a small person: Does he has a name or title?
JLPT 2Joyo 5
tax, tariff
Left: rice plant , right: var. of elder brother (out of , mouth , legs )
The rice plants from my elder brother are taxed.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
approximately, extent, degree, limit
hodo, TEI
Left: rice plant , right: present, to present (The mouth of the king gives presents.)
Rice plants for the mouth of the king is the approximate extent.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
cereals, grain
Left: samurai , cover , rice plant , right: (weapon 几 [battle axe] in a hand )
The samurai protects (= covers) the rice plants with the weapon in his hand and also other cereals and grains.
JLPT 4Joyo 6
I, myself, personal
wata(ku)shi, SHI
Left: rice plant , right: nose
Next to the rice plant with the nose: that's me.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
secret, hide, conceal
himeru, HI
Left: rice plant , right: certainly (... is the heart pierced by a lance )
(The high fertility) A rice plant has certainly a secret.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
peaceful, calm, quiet, mild
odayaka, ON
Left: rice plant , right: hand reaching down , hand ナ/ヨ, heart
A rice plant and two hands covering the heart symbolize peaceful calmness.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
earnings, make money
kasegu, KA
Left: rice plant , right: house (below a roof together with the pigs / )
Rice plants at my house make my earnings.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
harvest, crop
Left: rice plant , right: (as a radical only) seize/lure into a trap (a plait/bind from plants to attract/lure a bird below for catching by hand )
Rice is seized (captured) during harvest.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
bacteria, fungus, germ
Top: plant , bottom: 囷 (enclosure , rice plant )
A plant that is enclosed in a container like this rice plant, will be affected by bacteria.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
fragrance, smell, aroma, scent
ka, kaoru/ri,
Top: rice plant , below: sun
Rice plants in the sun have a fragrance.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
manuscript, straw

Left: rice plant , right: high/tall (two-storied building)
Rice plants that grew high were used for making straw or manuscripts.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
excellent, excel, superiority
hideru, SHŪ
Top: rice plant , bottom: pregancy belly (cf.: to be pregant: 孕む (はら-む)
Rice as big as a pregancy belly / womb: excellent!
JLPT 1Joyo 7
sadness, distress, grief
urei/eru, SHŪ
Top: autumn (when rice plants are burned down), below: heart
(Because winter is coming soon:) In autumn, the heart feels sadness.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
spear (of grain), ear(bot.), crest(wave)
ho, SUI
Left: rice plant , right: blessing, favor (The first sprout pierces the ground of the rice field and is close to my heart : as a blessing.)
The rice plant is blessed with spears of grain.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
taxation, levy, tariff
Left: rice plant , right: besides, moreover (A pile of stones [= a stone cairn] where moreover stones are added.)
The rice plants are moreover needed for: the taxes.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
young, immature, infantile
Left: rice plant , right: bird
(For nest-building) Rice plants are used by birds for their youngs.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
regularity, order, system, salary
Left: rice plant , right: to lose, disappear (I emphasize (= accent ) it is the husband who will lose.) [husband = = big person with extra-caring arms ]
Rice plants have been lost! We need more regularity!
JLPT 1Joyo 7
transparent, permeate, clear, translucent
Left: movement , right: excellent (= A rice plant plump like a 'pregnancy belly' is excellent.)
(The praise because he cleaned the windows for the first time in 10 years:) Excellent, this movement, and it became transparent again.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
rice plant
ine, ina,
Left: rice plant , right: hand reaching down/harvesting , past, old times (one day has passed.)
Rice plants plucked by hand, these were in old days: the rice plants!
JLPT 1Joyo 7
invite, ask, induce, tempt, lead
Left: word , right: excellent (= A rice plant plump like a 'pregnancy belly' is excellent.)
Words with excellence are inviting.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
Outside: illness (An ice--cold building 广 makes sick.), below: profit (... when rice plant are cut with a knife)
A disease that brings profit (to the doctor) is diarrhea.
JLPT -Joyo 7
wither, weaken, wilt, droop
naeru, I
Top: plant , bottom: to entrust (Rice plant can women be entrusted.)
The plants I entrusted you, are all withered.
JLPT -Joyo 7
practice, consider, think
Left: rice plant , right: var. of dog , tasty, sweet, purpose (He is sitting in the sun and enjoys the tasty)
In the rice plants is the dog for the purpose of practice.
JLPT -Joyo 7
Nashi, pear tree
Top: profit (Rice plants cut with a knife bring profit.), bottom: tree
A profitable tree is the Nashi-pear.

Similar Radicals (either meaning or appearance)

List of the characters | List of the radials

To the Trainer